Naming the West : Stories Siksika Chief Nato-Sapi College

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Siksika Elder Story 1:
Chief Nato-Sapi College

Before the school was built, there were milk cows here that had all this area. And those milk cows belonged to our hospital, because they had their own milk cows. And that was- and this was all open area, there was no school.

How did the school get its name? Chief Old Sun?

Okay. Of course. Chief Old Sun was from Old Sun school, the Old Sun College. They got it from the minor chief from Chief Old Sun. This Old Sun and the top chief, as you all know, is Crowfoot. But Old Sun was a war chief. Crowfoot wasn’t a war chief, Old Sun was.

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